Tag Archives : outerwear

Garmology video: The TEN-C Snow Smock reviewed


TEN-C is a company started in 2010 by Paul Harvey and Alessandro Pungetti. Their background is from Stone Island and CP Company, but when they saw an opportunity to use a new variety of Japanese fabric, they started TEN-C. The OJJ fabric, for Original Japanese Jersey, is very different from the usual jacket fabrics. The plan was also to make…

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Garmology video: The rare Barbour Barra jacket


Back in 2013, Barbour did a design collaboration with the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons owned by Patrick Grant. The collaboration consisted of a limited range of jackets and knitwear, all in a very rugged and purposeful style. The outer fabric was thicker, in fact so sturdy that the lore says the factory had to invest in stronger machines…

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Garmology video: The Monitaly Mountain Parka


The Monitaly mountain parka is one of the finest jackets around. Released year after year, Yuki Matsuda gently tweaks the design, making it into one of the truly great pieces of outerwear. In this video, I walk through the design features of both the AW and SS version of this classic jacket and give some tips on buying one. I…

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Garmology video: Fun with outerwear preview


Garmology is now launching “Fun with outerwear” as a companion to the Garmology podcast. A wide range of outerwear will be presented, reviewed and inspected, with opinions and historical facts. Subscribe now, and you might also like to check out the Garmology podcast and the WellDressedDad Instagram.  

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Garmology S00 E30: Cold weather vintage – With Nick & Dachi


This weeks episode sees Garmology regular Dachi back to discuss vintage opportunities for the coming cold and wet season. Topics covered include vintage sizing, cashmere loungewear, old quality brands, vintage weight Harris tweed, rainwear perverts, making for profit or quality, how flimsy modern workwear is and how hard-earned heritage is being sacrificed for quick cash, the difference between hoarding duplicates…

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Review: The Serac T2 Hybrid coat, up close and personal


It’s a strange thing, blogging about menswear. At least to me. I get easily bored, so I’m always keeping an eye out for things that are new and interesting, both for my own interest, but also because a menswear blog that is always writing about the same thing quickly gets a bit boring. That is also a thing, as to be…

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Adventures in stealth – the camo dufflecoat by London Tradition


Regular readers will recall the custom dufflecoat London Tradition made for me last year. Remarkable in the intensity of the blue, it elicits comments whenever I wear it. It’s got an amount of different that makes it impossible to ignore. Which is a good thing in these days of accepted blandness and disposable fast fashion. Wear something unique and you…

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Shock of the new – Adventures in Gore-tex!


Eh? What is this rubbish I hear you wail. Gore-tex? GORE…TEX? I visit this joint to read about artisan selvedge denim and tweed jackets, not dayglow jackets what train spotters wear. Indeed you do, but bear with me dear reader. I raise my hand and say I like a Cabourn Mallory coat as much as the next man and yes,…

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